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On this date, an article in the Holland City News appeared on page four, giving a list of the names of immigrants who came to Holland, Michigan, in the period of February and March of 1847. An Old Settlers organization was now trying to get underway in 1878. The list contains forty seven names of which twenty three people were still alive. H. Vander Haar was appointed president of the organization. In a public meeting in the Pillar Church, Bemardus Grootenhuis was the first speaker. Teunis Keppel was the second speaker.




Holland, Michigan


Description of the document and reference to The Joint Archives of Holland by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.


The original documents are held in The Joint Archives of Holland.


This digitized material is intended for personal research/study only. The original documents may not be reproduced for commercial use in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without permission in writing from The Joint Archives of Holland.

An Article in the Holland City News Appeared on Page Four, Giving a List of the Names of Immigrants Who Came to Holland, Michigan, in the Period of February and March of 1847.